I’ve always had really vivid dreams.
A lot of times they’re really stressful, and I wake up feeling like I didn’t even go to sleep. Like, I’ll dream I’m an assassin or a ninja fighting people on rooftops with helicopters shooting at me and fireballs everywhere. Or a tornado’s coming and I’m trying to warn everyone but they WON’T LISTEN! Sometimes they’re so intense I’ll wake up sobbing, like the time I dreamed that a wave came and washed Vada out to sea and we never found her. I think that’s the worst dream I’ve ever had.
But sometimes they’re just totally random and stupid. Last night I dreamed that Mitt Romney came to Roanoke in the form of Jason Sudeikis from SNL. He was campaigning I guess, and when he went up on stage to speak, he was preceded by a group of professional ballerinas. The night before, I dreamed I was in some dark barn/arena/cave place. I looked up to the ceiling when a light was shining for a second and saw thousands of monarch butterflies. The light apparently woke them up and they started flying around all over the place and eventually we were all covered in butterflies. Kim Kardashian was there, except she wasn’t a celebrity, just a normal person, like a close friend, and she was asking me what I thought about the hideous outfit she was wearing. I told her it looked terrible.
And sometimes they can be completely stupid and stressful at the same time. Like the time I dreamed I was being chased through the Grand Canyon by Captain Caveman.
Greg often dreams that he can jump really high and far, or run super fast. My sister dreams she is floating or flying. I never have special powers in my dreams. And I can’t do the lucid dreaming thing, either. Any time I’ve been close to lucid and think “oh hey, I’m dreaming!” I just wake up.
My boss dreams up awesome business ideas. Any time I dream anything worthwhile, I forget it by morning.
I’ve had such vivd dreams about people I’ve known who have died, I truly believe their spirits are contacting me from the other side. I wish my grandma would visit me in a dream some time, although I think she shows that she’s around in different, deeper ways.
Sometimes I’ll have dreams over a long period of time that all take place in the same made-up dream place. That kind of creeps me out.
My favorite dreams ever though, are the ones where I wake myself up laughing. It’s only happened a handful of times, but it’s definitely the best feeling.